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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

90 million Nigerians living in extreme poverty- Minister of Humanitarian, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq

Sadiya Umar Farouq, Nigeria's Minister of Humanitarian, Disaster Management and Social Development has disclosed that over 90m Nigerians live in extreme poverty.

The Minister who disclosed the Buhari-led administration's decision to lift 90 million Nigerians out of extreme poverty during a budget defense session before the House of Representatives Committee on IDPs, stated that the ministry will address the underlying causes, drivers and consequences of humanitarian crises and underdevelopment.

The Ministry's budget for the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons are as follows: N474,306,285 for personnel, N165 million for resettlement of IDPs in the North East and Bakkasi returnees in the 2020 budget proposal.

Others include: N15 million for 1,000 IDPs enrolment into NHIS; N105 million for renovation/rent of 21,000,000 per state; N60 million Back to school fees; N105 million for drilling of borehole; N184 million for securing land for relocation and reintegration of IDPs in FCT, Nasarawa States and N110 million for 2,200 families as return assistance to North East, among others.

Donald Trump Jr shares his thought on Kanye West's new Jesus Is King album

Donald Trump Jr has given his opinion on Kanye West's new album, Jesus is King and he also used the opportunity to hit out at the "Leftists".

He said Kanye is 'cracking the culture code', adding that Jesus Is King is the 'epitome of fearless creativity and "dangerous, unapproved" ideas.'

He then shaded the leftists, saying they 'always try to silence those who are speaking truth.'

See his tweet below.

Kanye West is cracking the culture code.


’s new album #JesusIsKing is the epitome of fearless creativity and “dangerous, unapproved” ideas. Leftists always try to silence those who are speaking truth. They’re waging a war on our family and culture. Kanye is a pioneer

Alleged rights violation: Deji Adeyanju petitions US govt, seeks visa ban for Cross Rivers state governor, Ben Ayade

Deji Adeyanju, leader of civil society organisation, Concerned Nigerians, has asked the United States Embassy in Nigeria to impose visa ban on Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade, over the illegal arrest and detention of Nigerian journalists, Agba Jalingo and Joseph Odok.

In a letter addressed to the embassy and signed by Adeyanju, the group said it believes that the illegal arrest and detention of Jalingo and Odok shouldn’t happen in a democracy. Both journalist have been in detention for allegedly writing articles against the governor.

Part of the petition letter signed by Deji Adeyanju reads

“This trend of despotism without consequences will only aggravate the worsening human rights condition in the country. We write to call the attention of the United States Embassy in Nigeria to the unabashed clampdown on press freedom and freedom of expression in Cross River State.

Governor Ben Ayade has declared war on press freedom and free speech in the state by randomly harassing, arresting and incarcerating activists and journalists on fallacious charges to abet his repression and persecution agenda.

“We therefore beseech you to please look into these human rights violations going on in Cross River State and impose visa restrictions on Governor Ayade and all members of his family.

“We trust that the United States Government will demonstrate to Nigerians, once again, as was done to those that undermined Nigeria’s electoral and democratic process in the 2019 general elections, that it is strongly opposed to human rights violations, acts of injustice and undemocratic practices by persons in positions of power in Nigeria.”

The group in another petition to the National Human Rights Commission, urged the agency to commence investigation into the growing clampdown on press freedom and freedom of expression in Cross River State.
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